Return to Play

Mavericks Soccer Club Return to Play Protocols

All this information is based on what we are learning from the CDC, Alameda County, US Club Soccer, and Norcal Premier Soccer. Although the information that we receive changes regularly due to the nature of the situation, our only aim is to make sure that Mavericks Soccer Club returns to play in the safest possible way for all players, staff and family members.

Currently, Alameda County remains under a Shelter in Place order as it is still in the early stages of Phase Two of California's plan for reopening the state. Alameda is considered a hotspot and will likely reopen slower than neighboring counties. Mavericks Soccer Club is dictated by the local mandates on when we are allowed to return to play. Once the club is allowed to return to the fields, it will enforce our own soccer-related phased return to play approach that will coincide with the county stages for reopening . All players, coaches, and families member will be required to abide by this plan at all times. All information below subject to change as research dictates best practices to return to play safely

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Return to Play - Protocols and Requirements 

Upon returning to play, all players, coaches, and families will have to follow these protocols and requirements to ensure that Mavericks Soccer Club can create the safest playing environment for all. All information below subject to change as research dictates best practices to return to play safely

  • All coaches must use their own equipment at all times and must spray down all equipment between groups entering the playing facility
  • Parents will be required to confirm during registration that they are aware of the risks of Covid-19 and will support the re-opening of youth soccer, including the importance of keeping players who are ill at home, and notifying the club immediately if there is any case of Covid-19 within the household.
  • Coaches ad Staff will be required to confirm that they are aware of the risks of Covid-19 and will support the re-opening of youth soccer, including the importance of staying home if they are ill, and notifying the club immediately if there is any case of Covid-19 within the household.
  • All coaches will be required to wear face masks during this phase, and players will have the option to wear face masks based on their preference.
  • Sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exit of all facilities.
  • One staff member will help players with entering and leaving the field
  • Players should arrive in the clothing they will be practicing in and must maintain social distancing with no team huddles or grouping.
  • There will be signage at the field to direct players to their practice areas.
  • Coaches will be required to keep a record of player attendance through the TeamSnap app, important for tracking and tracing if requested by local health authorities.
  • Players encouraged to use restrooms before attending practice. There will not be a restroom break during the training.
  • All coaches must use their own equipment at all times and spraying down of equipment between groups entering the playing facility
  • Parents will be required to confirm during registration that they are aware of the risks of Covid-19 and will support the re-opening of youth soccer, including the importance of keeping players who are ill at home, and notifying the club immediately if there is any case of Covid-19 within the household.
  • All coaches will be required to wear face masks during this phase, and players will have the option to wear face masks based on their preference.
  • Sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exit of all facilities.
  • There will be signage at the field to direct players to their practice areas.
  • Coaches will be required to keep a record of player attendance through the TeamSnap app, important for tracking and tracing if requested by local health authorities.
  • Social distancing will still be encouraged around the fields
  • Coaches will no longer be required to wear face masks; this is now voluntary
  • Sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exit of all facilities.
  • Parents will be required to remain outside the fencing of practice fields
  • Coaches will be required to keep a record of player attendance through the TeamSnap app, important for tracking and tracing if requested by local health authorities.

Return to Play - Mavericks Phased Approach

Until the county and the City of Berkeley open the fields our program will remain in our own Phase 1 and we will return to the Zoom platform until it has been deemed safe for us to return to the fields. During the season there is a highly likelihood that the club will may have to fluctuate between phases and training will have to take place for some part on Zoom. Everything in Mavericks phase 1 approach can be completed on the Zoom platform if required.